On Wed, May 17, 2006 at 09:22:37PM -0700, Christopher Nelson wrote: > On Wed, May 17, 2006 at 08:27:01PM -0700, David E. Fox wrote: > > > > Hello. I am a newbie when it comes to using USB devices. > > > > Nevertheless, I opted for a Kodak easyshare C310. The camera is > > supported well enough by linux, using gphoto2. It seems to be a PTP > > device, not a mass storage device. > > > > Plugging in the cable, I get message that the device is detected, but > > nothing is displayed relative to storage (no /dev/sda1, etc.) so I > > guess I can infer PTP from that. > > > > /proc/bus/usb has entries in there, and it seems that /proc/bus/usb is > > mounted as a usbdevfs (I think that's right). gtkam / gphoto2 can > > access the device, but only if I use the tools as root. Otherwise, I > > get permission denied errors. > > > > I understand permissions generally, but how does one exactly change the > > permissions on files within /proc? That seems to make no sense. A > > 'directory' seems to be there, but only when gphoto2 or gtkam is in > > operation, and it's something like store_20000 according to gtkam > > > > usbfs is indeed mounted. Do I need something in /etc/fstab, then? > > Unless the easyshare's have changed, all you should need to do is an > 'adduser <youraccount> camera' and then refresh permissions (I usually > log out then back in, but I think there's more elegant ways). Try if > that works, if not come back. You can use "newgrp camera" to switch groups without having to logout.
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